a leguminous plant, Trifolium campestre, of N temperate grasslands, with globular yellow flower heads and trifoliate leavesUS and Canadian name: hop clover
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Examples from the Web for hop trefoil
The hop-trefoil is a favourite crop for sheep, but Hilary said it was too soft for horses.
It arose from the yellow flower of the hop-trefoil: honey sometimes has a flavour which resembles it.